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September 5, 2010 6:04:35 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next Week

BUDGET RANGE: $800-1000 US

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies, Internet, School

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS (Windows 7 home), Monitors

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Anything you feel is reliable.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: Mobo/CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU/Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1017.94
After Rebares: $887.94

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have a LG 22" 1080p (1920x1080 res?)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I feel this is the best build possible for the money. Please correct me if I am wrong. Would a 5870 be better than a 470? I heard the 470's preform better. Ive considered doing a 6 core amd build as well instead of intel.

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September 5, 2010 6:17:14 PM

Looks solid, but for 6$ I would step up to this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Lower voltage, 1600 speed, cas7.

That 470 is great at that price. If you don't plan to SLI at some point then a 650 watt PSU may do as well, but the 750 is combo'd with the case so that's only like 5$ saved, not worth it to step down IMO.

Otherwise that looks exactly like what I would've recommended. There's a combo with an i5-760+that mobo as well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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September 5, 2010 7:36:52 PM

what if i plan to do sli/crossfire right away? Would you do 5850's or 460's? What if i go down to a amd 955 and go with 2 460's right away. Any opinions?
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September 5, 2010 8:39:02 PM

460s have much better multi-GPU scaling. 750 will do two 470s. IMO I'd get the 750 for the silver-efficiency.
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September 8, 2010 12:24:32 AM

sp12 said:
460s have much better multi-GPU scaling. 750 will do two 470s. IMO I'd get the 750 for the silver-efficiency.


Well i re-evaluated some things and changed it'd up a little bit


Check this build:

HDD: sinpoint f3 open box: $42

CPU/MOBO:i5-760: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram/PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case: want to buy a HAF912 but don't know where to

Total before case/MIR: 812.96
After MIR: 772.96
Add$25 for cheap optical and $55 for case

I'm thinking 772 is hard to deny with a 470/i5-760 build.
I do have an extra coolermaster i might use but i really want the new haf912 as i heard its only 55 dollars.
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September 8, 2010 1:35:05 AM

edited because its even 40 dollars cheaper than i thought
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September 8, 2010 1:48:37 AM

You think for 100 less watts and 50 more bucks its worth switching to xfx?

Please explain and keep in mind im trying to get "the most bang for my buck."
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September 8, 2010 2:01:51 AM

The XFX is actually 15% off +20$ mir, making it 90.5$. You'd then have to buy uncombo'd ram (in which case I'd get the eco series version of that ram for 1$ more), which ends up totalling 189$-168 or 21$ more (assuming I didn't just epicfail so basic arithmetic).

The XFX is modular and silver-efficiency, and you'd get eco series ram out of it, so it's not a bad trade. You'd likely recoup at least that much over the life of the build in energy savings, as well as have a modular PSU and the eco ram.
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September 8, 2010 2:14:50 AM

Well put it that way and its much more appealing. Mind linking me the correct ram? Thanks sp
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